Body Map: Neck
This region contains the upper end of the paraspinal muscles, the levator scapulae, upper trapezius and scalenes.
In this section you will find our available treatment plans as well as the different self treatment techniques on this site.
Injury Treatment Plans for this area:
(* note. each treatment plan includes a free downloadable PDF. Here's a post on how to use them.)
1) Neck strain/sprain. Click here.
This is part of our "Injury of the Week" blog series. Each post will talk about what the injury is and how it can happen. It will then take you through all five steps of the ATA self treatment system.
Individual Parts of Self Treatment System:
Part 1. Self Muscle Massage.
- Blog post with anatomy review, video and picture demonstration of self muscle release techniques for the neck using a foam roller and tennis ball. Click here.
- Blog post on other treatment tools for use in the back region including the RAD roller, Rumble Roller and Knobber. Click here.
Part 2. Mobilizations
- Blog post on tennis ball/active mobilization for the upper trap and levator scap. Click here.
Part 3. Stretching.
- Blog post on how to stretch out the muscles from the tops of your shoulders up into your neck. Click here.
Part 4. Kinesiology tape.
- Blog post on how to apply taping application for neck pain/muscle strain. Click here.
Part 5. Strengthening.
Right now our strength advice is specific to our "injury of the week" blog series (see top of this page for injuries affecting this area). However, all of our strenghtening videos can be found on our youtube channel (link at top of website).